BIS 2C-Lecture 1

BIS 2C-Lecture 1 - BIS2C: Biodiversity and the tree of life...

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BIS2C: Biodiversity and the tree of life Lecture 1: Introduction to the tree of life Today’s lecture Personnel and course info What is the “tree of life”? Topics to be covered in this class Tree terminology and concepts Later this week: Building phylogenetic trees
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Biodiversity and the tree of life Goals – Recognize and know the amazing diversity of life that surrounds us – Understand the evolutionary relationships and history that connect all organisms – Learn how to analyze these relationships with “tree thinking” and phylogenetics
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People Faculty – Julin Maloof (jnmaloof@ucdavis.edu) – David Rizzo (dmrizzo@ucdavis.edu) – Phil Ward (psward@ucdavis.edu) Course Staff – Tom Goliber (tgoliber@.edu) – Hoorin Sandhu (hsandhu@ucdavis.edu) TAs
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Course Information Smartsite – Syllabus and schedule • Information on exams, grading, lecture schedule, reading, and much more. READ IT! – Course announcements and handouts – Will post lecture slides and podcast within ~ 24 hours. – Link for pre-lab submission – Chat room
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Schedule Section A – MWF 4:10 - 5:00 SocSci 1100 – F 5:10 - 6:00 Chem 194 Section B – MWF 2:10 - 3:00 SocSci 1100 – F 3:10 - 4:00 SocSci 1100 Faculty Office Hours – Tue 1:10 - 2:00 SLB 3089 – Wed 5:10 - 6:00 SLB 3089 Exams – MT1: Monday Feb 1 – MT2: Monday Feb 22 – Final for Section A: 8:00AM Thursday March 18th – Final for Section B: 1:00 PM Tuesday March 16th NO MAKE UP / ALTERNATE EXAMS
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Clickers We will use clickers throughout the class to gauge our effectiveness in teaching and your understanding of the material. 1 credit for answering, 2 additional credits for correct
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BIS 2C-Lecture 1 - BIS2C: Biodiversity and the tree of life...

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